The Theory of Queen Hatshepsut Casscilla Cosby Professor Dodson HUMM100 May 5, 2013 Hatshepsut was born around 1502 BC to Thutmose I and Ahmose who were royalty and Thutmose I was Pharaoh at birth. Sadly enough her only two sibling were killed in an accident, which put her in a position to take charge of the kingdom after her father died. This put her in a most unusual situation because very few women had ever become pharaohs. However, Hatshepsut was highly favored by her parents more than her brothers, she was beautiful and had a much needed charismatic personality (Sayre, 2011). Thus, aside from her being a female, she had the strong makings needed to become a powerful queen.
Cleopatra was regarded as a great beauty, even in the ancient world. In his Life of Antony, Plutarch remarks that "judging by the proofs which she had had before this of the effect of her beauty upon Caius Caesar and Gnaeus the son of Pompey, she had hopes that she would more easily bring Antony to her feet. For Caesar and Pompey had known her when she was still a girl and inexperienced in affairs, but she was going to visit Antony at the very time when women have the most brilliant beauty." Later in the work, however, Plutarch indicates that "her beauty, as we are told, was in itself neither altogether incomparable, nor such as to strike those who saw her." Rather, what ultimately made Cleopatra attractive were her wit, charm and "sweetness in the tones of her voice."
Queen Hatshepsut Cathy Villa Professor Volpe HUM100 Keiser University Queen Hatshepsut Queen Hatshepsut was known as the first woman to be declared king by the priests of Amun. It is a mystery as to why after her death her remains still seem to conclusively not found. Queen Hatshepsut was indeed a woman; however her sculptures depict a different look as she was disguised as a man always wearing a false beard which was the traditional symbol of the king’s power and majesty. The reason Hatshepsut became Queen was because she married her half brother Thutmose II. When her husband died his son Thutmose III became next to the throne but because he was a baby Hatshepsut became co-ruler of Egypt.
As a ruler, Hatshepsut 's control was very helpful and had a peaceful kingdom in early years. Her kingdom witnessed much of economic success, magnificent art works and many building projects. The kings and queens of 17th and early 18th centuries played significant role in terms of religious and political aspect of Egyptian society. Many pharaoh such as Akhenaten made major changes in art and culture of Egypt. Many queens were closely related to the religious groups bad the masses.
Eleanor was often accused of being a demon or a witch due to her scandalous behavior at times, the rumors and stories which surrounded her, and the powerful influence she spread during her reigns. She was the ideal of a feminist before there was such a term or woman, all in an era that was completely dominated by men. For hundreds of years, thy rich and bountiful lands of Aquitaine had been ruled by the long line of Duke Williams. The most famous of these Duke Williams was William IX, Eleanor's grandfather. He was also known as “The Troubadour” and for his rampant womanizing, his talent of poetry and the arts, and for his court which became the center of European culture.
Still, it would be helpful for the reader to know more about the culture of the Amarna Period. Akhenaten’s mother Queen Tiy played an important role with her husband Amenhotep III during his reign. Queen Tiy (1398-1338 BC) was another influential and beautiful queen, the wife of Amenhotep III who had six children with him, including Tuthmose V and Amenhotep IV later known as Akhenaten. Amenhotep III gave a lot of attention to his wife, just as Akhenaten’s Queen Nefertiti was given the same. A palace and many shrines were built for her as well as her being seen aside here husband in many of the pieces to further give her an important role in supporting and influencing his political life.
Hatshepsut is today described by most Egyptologists as one of the most successful female pharaohs, as she reigned longer than any other woman of an Egyptian dynasty. Some historians believe her to be manipulative, G. Steindorff and K. Seele say that “In order to justify her insurpation the ancient dogma of the divine origin of the king was produced and applied to her own birth”. Therefore manipulating her people in to believing that the God’s had chosen her to rule. However inscriptions found upon a wall of the Deir el Bahri describes Thutmose I handing his title over to his daughter, Hatshepsut. The traditional and most commonly known story is that once Hatshepsut’s husband Thutmose II died, she stepped in as regent for her
During her reign, she had 287 Protestants that refused to covert executed. Mary was given her nickname after her death. Just before then, she had passed down the crown to her younger half sister, Elizabeth. Now, Mary had thought Elizabeth would maintain the Catholic faith in England. But Mary never knew what Elizabeth had in mind.
Xenophon wrote, “Lycurgus thought that for free women the most important job was to bear children”. Marriage was unusual in Sparta; it was common for a married couple to keep their marriage a secret until the birth of their child. Women married around the age of 18, or when according to Plutarch, they were “ripe for it” – mentally and physically ready for motherhood. Spartan women naturally had very strong maternal instincts and were sought after in Athens as nannies. The role of rearing children was paramount and their relationship with their sons was not of the norm.
Queen Hatshepsut achieved extraordinary power for a woman in Ancient Egypt, ultimately gaining the title Pharaoh in the eighteenth dynasty. In the twenty two year span of her reign, she lengthened trade and built extensively throughout Upper and Lower Egypt. Not only did Hatshepsut serve as the Queen of Egypt, but she ruled as a King. She reigned as a man, her statues show her as a man, complete with a traditional false beard that men wore. It is believed she was overthrown and was succeeded by Tuthmose III.